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  1. 1
    used for general emphasis

    There’s nothing in the world we can do about it.

    We have all the time in the world.

  2. 2
    used for emphasizing a particular quality that something has

    They produce some of the finest wines in the world.

    We spent a night at the dirtiest hotel in the world.

  3. 3
    used for adding emphasis to a question, especially because you are surprised or angry
    how/what/where etc in the world:

    How in the world did they make a mistake like that?

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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